Impending Aug. 1 campus carry implementation sparks dialogue on public safety at Austin Community College

When Neil Vickers first heard about the May 3 active shooter situation at North Lake College in Irving, he said it really hit home. “No doubt those [emergencies] kind of resonate, and you can’t help obviously but to start to really look inwards again and ask,  ‘Are we as prepared as we should be?’” the Austin Community College interim executive vice president of planning and operations said. He said as his staff works to implement campus carry—also known as Senate Bill 11, which allows licensed handgun carriers to bring their concealed guns onto certain areas of campus—a broader conversation about […]

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